Let’s talk about something that we all deal with: body odor. Most of us want to stay fresh and odor-free, but many store-bought deodorants contain harsh chemicals that can be harmful to our health. That’s where baking soda comes in!
Making your own homemade deodorant is a great way to control what you put on your skin and reduce your exposure to chemicals. And the best part? You can make it with baking soda, which is a natural odor eliminator!
What You Need to Make Deodorant with Baking Soda
Before you get started, you’ll need to gather your ingredients and materials. You can find most of the ingredients at your local health food store or online.
- Baking soda
- Cornstarch or arrowroot powder
- Coconut oil
- Essential oils (if desired)
- Mixing bowl
- Spoon or spatula
- Container for your deodorant
Homemade Baking Soda Deodorant Recipe
The exact measurements for homemade deodorant can vary depending on your preferences, but a basic recipe that many mamas use is:
- 1/4 cup of baking soda
- 1/4 cup of cornstarch or arrowroot powder
- 4-5 tablespoons of coconut oil
- Essential oils (optional, to add a little fragrance)
When mixing the ingredients, you’ll want to aim for a smooth and creamy texture. It’s okay if it’s a little lumpy at first – just keep mixing until you get the right consistency. Remember that the texture can be affected by the temperature and humidity, so don’t worry if it looks a little different each time you make it.
If you find that the mixture is too thick, you can add a bit more coconut oil. If it’s too runny, just add a bit more baking soda or cornstarch to thicken it up. And if you want to add a little fragrance to your homemade deodorant, a few drops of essential oils can do the trick!
How to Store Your Homemade Baking Soda Deodorant
You can use any container you like for your homemade deodorant. You can recycle an old deodorant container or use a small jar with a lid. Simply spoon the deodorant mixture into your container and smooth the surface. Allow it to cool completely before using.
How to Use Your Homemade Deodorant
Using your homemade deodorant is easy. Simply apply a small amount to your underarms with your fingers. Rub it in well to ensure even coverage.
It may take a little time for your body to adjust to the natural ingredients, but be patient and give it a chance to work its magic. If you experience any issues with effectiveness, try using more or less baking soda.
Making your own homemade deodorant with baking soda is a simple and affordable way to take control of what you put on your skin. Plus, it’s a great alternative to store-bought deodorants that are usually filled with chemicals!
Give it a try, mama, and see how it works for you! And as always, if you have any experience with using baking soda deodorant or any helpful tips, please let us know in the comments below!